Radio Interview NDR

Posted on Nov 8, 2021 in / Serial Publications

tonight ARD Radio Festival interview Jazz and the City part II. Thank you Mauretta Heinzelmann for the inspiring work!

Jazz & the City II: vibraphonist and urban explorer Christopher Dell
Monday, November 08, 2021, 23:30 to 00:00

link to the program here:


By Mauretta Heinzelmann

“We are the city, we make the city, also through music, alive and constantly new,” says vibraphonist and urban explorer Christopher Dell, Ph.D. habil. and professor of urban design. Dell researches playing the vibraphone, in projects and at universities, he leads the “Institute for Improvisation Technology”, his label ENW and various bands. This year Christopher Dell received the German Jazz Award in the category Special Instruments.

The vibraphonist and urban explorer Christopher Dell © Johanna Lippmann Photo: Johanna Lippmann
ARD Radio Festival 2021: Jazz and the City I: Vibraphonist Christopher Dell
Vibraphonist Christopher Dell is also a professor of urban design. How does he combine jazz and urban design?
Improvised sounds can shape living spaces

Indeed, his playing on the vibraphone is extraordinary: from rousing groove jazz to fascinating sound experiments, it’s all here. To feel the city and its vibrations, Dell sometimes rolls his vibraphone into the street. Or he plays in between lectures – in this show we hear the multi-talented Christopher Dell as musician, thinker and researcher on the topic of how improvised sounds can shape the city and our living spaces in the future.